La Boqueria, Barcelona

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Take in the local culture by meandering through the throngs of people going about their daily business at La Boqueria, arguably the country’s best-known market. Noted for selling a wide range of local products, including fish, meat, vegetables, and fruit, the market has been open since 1836. It’s worth a visit just for the colors, smells, and sights of the fresh foodstuffs displayed and sold here. Friendly vendors can tell you exactly where and how their goods were grown, raised, or harvested. Avoid driving and arrive as early as possible to miss the crowds. If you can allow time, take a seat at one of the cafes and spend a few moments observing other travelers as they search for a little bit of something Spanish to take home with them. Make La Boqueria part of your personalized Barcelona itinerary using our Barcelona trip maker app.
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  • La Boqueria was a must see on our list. The sights and smells were outstanding, and our daughter totally smashed a crèpe the size of her head from one of the stalls. So much fresh fruit, fresh...  more »
  • A visit to this market on La Rambla is a must. This is a photographer's delight--lots of colorful food beautifully displayed. If you are in a hotel and can't buy fresh vegetables or fish, stop by the....  more »
  • A visit to the Buqueria market should take place lunch time. We sat at the buquria bar had a squid that was un chuable. Much too hard. We were dissappinted and said that to the manager. They gave us.....  more »
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  • A must see if you are a tourist. The fresh fish area is amazing. The displays of fresh fruits are mouth watering. Take your camera because it will be hard to describe how magnificent the displays are placed without a picture to help. My husband loved being call "Rey" by the vendors. Your senses will be overwhelmed with freshness.
  • Visiting a local fresh food market gives a very interesting perspective about the city. I have been to six cities in Spain and i still can get over the fact that Boqueria is the best of the lot. Far better than San Miguel of Madrid. And Boqueria caters to everything. Its huge. The chocolates, cheese, fruits and vegetables are not ignored. There are plenty of shops for these as well.
  • One of the places that you have to visit while in Barcelona. This market has everything in it that has to do with food. Starting with Spanish traditional foods to exotic fruits and sea food. Wide variety and for sure everyone will find something for them. Tapas, drinks, fruits, and many other things. Best to visit at the first part of the day as all products are fresher and bigger assortment.
  • Great place to learn more about Spanish gastronomy. Local products and nice staff generally. Nice to go there and have lunch at some of the bar-restaurants. Is a good plan to spend the morning walking near the market and finish visiting the shops and having lunch. Highly recommend it!
  • A place where you could try various Spanish/Catalan produce and delicacies, fresh! Easy access from La Ramblas. Great experience as different from eating at a restaurant. Recommend. But don't miss other market too if you got time. Saint Antoni is another recommendation.
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